Men’s Track and Field
University of Miami senior Kenny Frank finished third in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.41 seconds and senior Jon Mark took third in the pole vault with a mark of 4.65 meters to lead the Hurricanes at the USF Invitational in Tampa, Fla.
Frank’s time was a career-best and qualifies him for the Big East Outdoor Championships, May 28-29, in Piscataway, N.J. Mark also recorded a Big East qualifying mark.
In the discus, Charles Johnson finished 10th with a Big East qualifying mark of 44.92 meters.
Miami returns to action on Saturday, April 10th when it hosts the Miami Gatorade Track and Field Classic at Cobb Stadium in Coral Gables.
The No. 30 University of Miami men’s tennis team fell to future ACC rival No. 42 Wake Forest, 6-1 Saturday afternoon to move to 11-4 in dual play this season.
The Demon Deacons (10-8) took a 1-0 lead over UM, winning the doubles point behind Derek Spice and Brett Ross downing Tim Krebs and Colin Purcell, 8-4 at No. 1 and David Loewenthal and Andrew Hamar defeating John Hoyes and Jeremiah Fuller, 8-4 at No. 2.
The Hurricanes’ tandem of Eric Hechtman and Josh Cohen would win at No. 3, upending WFU’s Todd Paul and Joe Bates, 8-3.
In singles play, Cohen would suffer his first loss of the season at the hands of No. 37 Spice, falling in three sets, 7-6, 2-7, 7-5 while UM’s Hechtman, ranked No. 93 in the nation in singles, couldn’t hold off Paul in the No. 2 slot, losing in three sets, 7-6, 4-6, 6-2.
WFU’s Loewenthal downed Hoyes, 6-1, 6-4 at No. 3 and Hamar overtook the Hurricanes’ Krebs, 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (4) at No. 4.
Purcell would lose at No. 5, falling to Ross, 6-4, 6-0 to take just his second defeat in his past 13 matches.
Miami’s Fuller would earn UM’s only point of the afternoon, downing Strauss, 4-6, 6-2, (10-5) at No. 6.